Forge Bridge, Downton (Silurian of the United Kingdom)

Where: Shropshire, United Kingdom (52.4° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 24.1° S, 12.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Downton Castle Formation, Pridoli (423.0 - 419.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: paralic; lithified siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Smith in 1858; reposited in the BGS

• Repository: Geological Survey Museum, London

Primary reference: K. E. Caster and E. N. Kjellesvig-Waering. 1955. Marsupipterus, an unusual eurypterid from the Downtonian of England. Journal of Paleontology 29:1040-1041 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140811: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Xiphosurida - Stylonuridae
Marsupipterus sculpturatus n. gen. n. sp. Caster and Kjellesvig-Waering 1955 eurypterid